I’d been beyond excited for my birthday treat to Le Manoir ever since I reserved my place, back in the middle of summer. If you can not spoil yourself every once in a while, when can you? This was going to be a ‘Me Day’ – something I wanted to do, a place I wanted to experience and class that would capture me. I knew I was going to leave at the end of the day wanting more, I just didn’t know how much I would want it. My heart was captured from the moment I drove through the gates!
Leaving the darkest depths of the Cotswolds before sunrise, the sun coming up over the gardens set the mood for the rest of the day. (Seriously, I was bursting with excitement and I’d only just arrived in the car park).
Walking past the immaculate croquet lawn to reception, I was guided into one of Le Manoir’s salons to join a nervously excited group of patisserie students-in-waiting for coffee, pastries and introductions. Strangers together but all with one aim; by the time we left we’d have mastered pastry!